RP auto theft suspect literally caught napping
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By Dave Williams  January 31, 2014 12:00 am

The vaunted phrase “you snooze, you lose” perfectly fits the following case.

The Rohnert Park Dept. of Public Safety was called to respond to a suspicious vehicle where a person was seen sleeping inside the vehicle. Four minutes from the time officers were dispatched, 21-year-old Kyle Summers, of Rohnert Park, was found sleeping in a parked Mercedes C300.

The Mercedes had been stolen overnight from an auto dealership in Santa Rosa. RPDPS officers also found other evidence in the vehicle that linked Summers to a burglary that had occurred in Cotati. 

Summers was arrested by RPDPS officers for vehicle theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, possession of controlled substances, and providing false information about his identity. His bail was set at $250,000. As of noon Wednesday, Summers remained in Sonoma County Jail. His next court date is scheduled for Feb. 10.

“This is a great example of alert citizens calling to report suspicious behavior in their community,” the RPDPS said in a press release. “The Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety encourages all members of the community to report non-emergency, in-progress suspicious behavior immediately by calling (707) 584-2600 or anonymously on the Crime Tips hotline at (707) 584-COPS for on-going criminal activity or suspicious circumstances not requiring an immediate response. 

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